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13 Shockingly Simple Ways to Slow the Aging Process, Backed by Science

Best Life Logo By Kelsey Kloss of Best Life | Slide 1 of 14: You're already familiar with the tell-tale signs of aging, like deepening wrinkles or graying hair. But while scientists are still unraveling the many mysteries of aging, research has revealed several ways you can set yourself up for a healthy, long life.At a biological level, aging occurs from the accumulation of molecular and cellular damage over time, according to the World Health Organization. This can cause inflammation and leads to a decrease in physical and mental capacity, plus a higher risk of disease.Of course, it's not all bad news. "Everybody always looks at aging in terms of the deficits," says Scott Kaiser, MD, geriatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "But there's a lot you gain with age, like wisdom, experience, and a greater sense of priorities."That said, these 13 surprisingly simple tips can help you prevent some of the less desirable aspects of aging. As a result, you'll be more likely to gracefully move through the years while still enjoying the things you love to do most. And for more on healthy routines, here are 50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life.

13 Shockingly Simple Ways to Slow the Aging Process, Backed by Science

You're already familiar with the tell-tale signs of aging, like deepening wrinkles or graying hair. But while scientists are still unraveling the many mysteries of aging, research has revealed several ways you can set yourself up for a healthy, long life.

At a biological level, aging occurs from the accumulation of molecular and cellular damage over time, according to the World Health Organization. This can cause inflammation and leads to a decrease in physical and mental capacity, plus a higher risk of disease.

Of course, it's not all bad news. "Everybody always looks at aging in terms of the deficits," says Scott Kaiser, MD, geriatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "But there's a lot you gain with age, like wisdom, experience, and a greater sense of priorities."

That said, these 13 surprisingly simple tips can help you prevent some of the less desirable aspects of aging. As a result, you'll be more likely to gracefully move through the years while still enjoying the things you love to do most. And for more on healthy routines, here are 50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life.

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